301219 Building Science: Design of Buildings


The topics covered in this unit offer a range of content under the umbrella of building science. For this assessment you are to select an area related to a building materialthat interests you and write a report about how this will benefit your understanding of the built environment.

Academic reflective writing requires critical and analytic thought, a clear line of argument, and the use of evidence through examples of any personal experiences and thoughts and often also literature.

You should aim for a balance between personal experience and literature.

Academic reflective writing should:

  • develop a perspective or line of reasoning
  • develop a link between your experience or practice and existing knowledge
  • show understanding and appreciation of different perspectives to your own
  • show recognition that your own understanding is likely not be complete and situations are rarely clear-cut and simplistic
  • show learning resulting from the reflection (either by discovering something new or confirming existing knowledge) and how you plan to use it.
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